Questions from classmates
- by function / title / industry
- fastest growing, fastest shrinking
- ~50 year historical window (since the 1970)
- adjusted over time and space (PPP, Big Mac index, inflation adjusted)
- annotations for changes in minimum wage
- Renumeration trends
- by gender
All data comes from two different United States Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys.
- Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey
- “Designed to measure employment, hours, and earnings with significant industrial and geographic detail”, BLS
- Current Population Survey (CPS)
- “Designed to measure employment and unemployment with significant demographic detail”, BLS
- Extracting data, transforming data, and generating static visualizations:
- Code for interactive visualization:
Current Employment Snapshot
2016 Total Employment by Supersector, Industry
- Healthcare, Local government, Hospitality service, and retail are the biggest employers.
Wage and Employment Trends
- Hover over the legend to filter.
- Hover over bubble to see full industry name.
- Toggle changes base year
- Marker size: 2016 wages
Wage and Employment Changes, 2016 vs past years
Base year: 1990 2009
- Long term trends (since 1990):
- Financial services have grown wages the most
- Healthcare has grown employment the most
- Logistics has growing employment, but real wages are shrinking
- Short term trends and recession recovery (since 2009):
- Several business services near the positive growth frontier.
Median Usual Weekly Earnings by Gender
- The wage gap between genders is getting smaller, overall.
Female : Male Wage Ratio
- Different occupations are moving in different directions.
Below is the same data in chart below, just visualizing the derivatives (slope angles):
Change in Female : Male Wage Ratio, 2000 to 2017